United Airlines has submitted its formal application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for authority to provide service from four of its largest US gateway cities (Newark/New York, Houston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago) to Havana´s JosÃ© MartÃ International Airport, the airline said.
United´s proposal to DOT outlines its planned service to Havana from hubs serving four of the country´s largest Cuban-American populations. The service would include a total of 11 roundtrip flights per week with daily service from Newark Liberty and one additional Saturday flight (eight weekly flights), along with a Saturday-only flight from Houston George Bush Intercontinental, Washington Dulles and Chicago O´Hare (three weekly flights).
If United´s application is approved, service to Havana on these routes will be operated with United Wi-Fi-equipped Boeing 737-800 two-cabin aircraft featuring 16 United First, 90 United Economy and 48 extra legroom United Economy Plus seats.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 342 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers.